• Posted:Thursday, February 18, 2010
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What to do in Dublin
Ah, the Emerald Isle! You have to love Ireland - the people are friendly, the beer amazing, the countryside beautiful and the accents tip-top. Particularly Dublin - I envy all those who are staying in Dublin hostels at the moment, especially as St Patrick's Day is looming on the event calendar's horizon.

However, if you've booked your stay ahead of this annual party, don't worry as there's lots of things to do while in the city that don't involve March 17th celebrations. According to Reuters correspondents, if you get excited about a bit of history, there is lots to take in while in this fair city. For example, you could head straight to Trinity College - Dublin's oldest - once you get off your plane, train or automobile and see the Book of Kells for yourself, which dates back to around 800 AD.

And if you're hungry but your cultural appetite isn't sated as yet, you can feed your brain and your stomach at the same time over in art deco restaurant Bewley's, which can be found on Grafton Street. This little beauty has its roots in the 19th century - opening in 1927 - and you can eat in peace surrounded by lots of lovely stained glass windows, safe in the knowledge that you're following in the fine footsteps of Samuel Beckett.

And if you want to check it out before you get there, head to the web and go on a virtual tour of the cafe. I just had a quick peak at the menu and it looks yummy, with bagels and pancakes for breakfast and pizza, pasta and toasted sandwiches for lunch.

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